In addition to hot flashes and night sweats, a woman's sex life is also affected.
The recent online HealthyWomen survey investigated postmenopausal women's knowledge and attitudes towards the vaginal and sexual symptoms of menopause, particularly vaginal dryness and painful intercourse and their impact on women's sexual health. The survey results identified the need for increased awareness and open dialogue with health care professionals. While many women are aware of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, the vaginal and sexual symptoms associated with menopause are less well known.
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